Wes Markofski (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College.  An ethnographer and social theorist, his research centers on the study of politics, culture, and public religion.  Some of his recently published work on American evangelical public and political engagement can be found in Religion & American Culture, Sociology of Religion, and an Oxford University Press book titled New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism.  At Carleton, he teaches courses in social theory, diversity and democracy, urban ethnography, sociology of religion, and introductory sociology.